Scientific & Medical Writing / Editing

Cath Ennis, PhD, PMP

When you submit your grant proposal or manuscript for peer review, you want the reviewers to focus solely on the science. If you work with me, you can be confident that the people evaluating your work won’t be distracted by poorly structured text, unclear wording, grammatical mistakes, formatting inconsistencies, or typos.

Science is a team sport, and so is scientific writing. I find it incredibly rewarding to partner with researchers and other writers to help them improve the flow and clarity of their work, whether it’s intended for a technical or a general audience. I particularly enjoy working with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other early-career researchers, as well as people who use English as an additional language—but everyone needs a fresh pair of eyes on their work sometimes.

I would be happy to work on your grant and other funding applications, book and article manuscripts, posters, technical marketing materials, patient and public education materials, and more. My grant editing experience includes successful applications to CIHR, NIH, US DOD, Genome Canada, Genome BC, NRC IRAP, CFI, NSERC, Mitacs, MSFHR, and other funding agencies and start-up accelerator programs. I offer all levels of editing, from developmental and structural editing to stylistic and copy editing. If you’re not sure exactly what you need, please do get in touch; we can work together to define the scope of your project.

The field of research is less important than for my writing services. I still prefer to work in the life sciences, but I have editing experience in other fields, too. I’m still proud of the fact that I once caught a photon/proton typo in a nuclear physics grant application, despite not having studied physics for many decades!

Graduate students, please note that I follow Editors Canada’s Guidelines for Ethical Editing of Graduate Student Texts. I do not provide editing services related to undergraduate or other academic credit assignments.

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